March SoIndy Action Team Meetings:
We collaborate and leverage resources to implement
the 172 action steps of the South Indy Quality of Life Plan:

March 6 @ 6:00pm, Store Space, 2715 Madison Ave.
Discussion: What data analysis do we want from a market study?

March 7 @ 5:30pm, Raymond F. Brandes School, 4065 Asbury
Planning quarterly education & workforce development events, connecting trades programs to local job opportunities

March 11 @ 6:00pm, Tube Factory 
We are touring the Affordable Artist Home projects on Cruft and Nelson Sts.

March 12 @ 6:00pm, Books & Brews, 3808 Shelby St
N'hood banner project update, building community partnerships, plan events

March 13 @ 6:00pm, Tube Factory Artspace, 1125 Cruft Street
Promoting economic and transit-oriented development along the Shelby Street Corridor

March 13 @ 6:00pm, Tube Factory Artspace, 1125 Cruft Street
Promoting multi-modal, transit-oriented design along the Shelby Street Corridor

March 20 @ 5:30pm, Health Pavilion Room 202 (UIndy) 
Promoting healthy and affordable food options, improving environmental issues impacting our neighborhoods, and expanding green and recreational spaces in the community

March SoIndy Neighborhood Meetings:

March 14 @ 6:00pm, Garfield Christian Church, 1751 Walker Ave. 

Rosedale Hills  @RosedaleHills
March 14 @ 6:30pm, Rosedale Hills Methodist Church, 4450 Keystone Ave.

March 19 @ 6:30pm, Burrello Family Center 
[ Childcare available, to sign up email ]

University Heights  @UHeightsna
March 19 @ 6:30pm, UIndy Alumni House, 4100 Otterbein Ave. 

M eridian Raymond   @MeridianRaymond
March 26 @ 7:00pm, 2112 S. Pennsylvania St.

Carson Heights  @carsonheightsneighborhood
Celebratory sendoff for Neighborhood President Jason Fletcher
Why Get Involved?

I recently asked one of our SoIndy volunteers how she got involved in her neighborhood and SoIndy? She replied, "My husband and I have lived in the Garfield Park Neighborhood for a while now, but only really got involved within the last few years. We started seeing some problems in our neighborhood, so we decided to take our concerns to the neighborhood association. That negative situation has turned into such a positive experience for us. At neighborhood meetings we hear from knowledgeable guest speakers and learn about upcoming events happening in our community. We realized we couldn’t just sit back and wait for someone else to make the changes.  We later joined SoIndy to help make improvements to our community, to meet new neighbors in the area and to make a difference on the Southside. The reason you get involved doesn’t matter; just do it.

Do you have ideas of ways to improve the Southside? We have a team for that. Do you like to plan parties and events? We have a team for that. Do you think we need better housing options in our area? We have a team for that. Do you want to help make improvements on Shelby Street or Madison Avenue? We have teams for that. Don’t like to join teams, but want to meet people from the area? Come to one of our many SoIndy events. "
First Friday on Shelby Street - March 1, 2019
Support SoIndy's art community while catching up with friends and neighbors at these great destinations:
now accepting applications for 5 affordable houses
An informational meeting and tour of the houses will take place on March 11 at 7 p.m. at Tube Factory, 1125 Cruft St. Indianapolis, IN 46203 and will be live on the Tube’s Facebook page. Also, houses in the program will be open for visitors to tour at the First Friday celebration on the block on March 1. Applicants may work in fields such as
architecture, culinary art, curation, visual art, public art, furniture, fashion, craft, design, film, writing, performing arts, music, theater, placemaking, and socially engaged art.

The program works as land trust for artist housing. The idea is to keep the houses outside of market forces and maintain an affordable place for artists to be able to be homeowners in the community. The houses used in this program previously sat vacant, some for many years. No existing residents were displaced as the partnership acquired the houses.
More Soindy Community Opportunities
3/2 : Community Viewing of The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi , 10:00am
hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford. Participants will enjoy a free soup lunch, followed by a
Safe Conduct/Active Shooter Training with Penny Davis, 2:30pm, at Pleasant Run United UCC, 59 E. Pleasant Run Pkwy S. Dr., RSVP to (317) 250-8244

3/4: IMPD Discussion about Body Worn Cameras , 6:00pm at Southeast Community Services, 901 Shelby St.

3/8: IndyGo Red Line Information Session , 4:00pm at Garfield Brewery, 2310 Shelby

3/9: Neighbor Power Indy at Marian University
A day of fun, interactive neighbor-led workshops and networking. This year's theme is connecting people and places. Register now!

3/11: Youth Opportunities Fair , 12-7:00pm, Central Library.

3/12: Bethany Community Garden Class: Vegetable Gardening Boot Camp & Seed Starting for Transplants, 6:00pm, Register HERE   

3/13: Southside Business Summit , register HERE

3/15: Safeguarding Rental Housing Seminar , 8:00am-5:00pm, University Heights UMC, 4002 Otterbein Ave., register at (317) 327-1420 or

3/22: Mad About Science community event, 6pm at Emma Donnan School

3/26 : Bethany Community Garden Class: Getting Started with Starting Seeds

4/1: Neighborhood Organizing workshop, 6:00pm , at INRC, 708 E. Michigan St., Register HERE .

4/6: Free Grant writing workshop , 1:30-4:00pm, at Central Library. Register HERE


Mondays, 6:30pm, Free Yoga Class at Burrello Center, led by instructor and GP Neighbor, Katie Carlson

Saturdays, 9am: VITA Tax Services (for HHs under $66K/year) at Southeast Community Services . Self-serve tax program at

2nd Tuesdays (1-3pm) and 3rd Tuesdays (4-6pm): Open Computer Lab at Garfield Park Library

4th Mondays, 5-7pm: Minecraft Club (free) at Garfield Park Librar y Register by calling 317-275-4490.
Veterans, get a 6 Month Bus Pass
for just $2.00!
To register, veterans must complete the enrollment process in person at the Julia Carson Transit Center, 201 E. Washington St. Veterans must fill our an application, provide proof of eligibility (DD214 or VA ID), and have a photo taken at the transit center customer service desk.
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Business and Job News
  • Indy Parks Summer Job Fair, March 16, 12-2:00pm at Frederick Douglass Park, 1616 E. 25th St., and at Riverside Park, 2429 E. Riverside Dr

  • IndyGo is Hiring, see open positions HERE

  • Job Center at Garfield Park Libary: Tuesdays and Saturdays 10am-2pm

  • Next Level Jobs and Training: click HERE for information

  • HiringHoosiers is a new initiative from RTV6 that works to connect Hoosiers to employment opportunities, career development resources, training programs and educational paths.
Barringer's Tavern Grand Reopening in the South Village Neighborhood
Barringer’s Tavern, located at 2535 S. Meridian, will be re-established mid-March, 2019. Originally established in 1879, Barringer's Tavern closed in 2014. “The five partners are highly motivated to be part of the South Meridian corridor revitalization” says partner Julie Dolen. According to partner Patrick O'Donnell, "We are incredibly excited and honored to bring Barringer's Tavern back to the South Village community."
Barringer's participated in LISC's Small Business Facade and Property Improvement Program which provides matching grants to property owners willing to renovate the street-front exteriors of their structures. Click HERE for more information about the program.
DIg Indy is doing construction in Garfield Park
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